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Toussaint L"Ouverture A Biography and Autobiography (Black Heritage Library Collection Series) by Toussaint Louverture

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Published by Ayer Co Pub .
Written in English


  • Toussaint Louverture,,
  • Biography,
  • Toussaint Louverture,
  • Revolutionaries,
  • Generals,
  • Haiti,
  • 1743?-1803,
  • History,
  • Revolution, 1791-1804

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages366
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8206355M
ISBN 100836987683
ISBN 109780836987683

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“A brilliant and truly gripping biography.” —The New York Review of Books“EpicThe best biography of Toussaint yet.” —The New York Times Book Review“Bell has stripped away the myths—demonology as well as hagiography—to give us a nuanced, sympathetic portrait of a complicated, tragic, but undeniably heroic figure.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune“An excellent introduction Cited by:   "Toussaint Louverture" (Pantheon, pages, $27) is a beautifully composed discourse on a revolutionary world, a work in a class all its own. Madison Smart Bell's sentences seem suffused with the steamy intrigue and violence of Saint Domingue, the French name for 18th century Haiti/5.   François Toussaint Louverture was a former Haitian slave who led the only successful slave revolt in modern history. Standing steadfastly, he fought to . The book accurately described Louverture as he was in all of his complexities within the backdrop of the very complicated issues he dealt with. He had to navigate slavery,monarchy, religion, politics and a slew of other issues of his day and the book did an outstanding job of doing so.

Toussaint L'Ouverture was the leader of the Haitian Revolution in the late eighteenth century, in which slaves rebelled against their masters and established the first black republic. In this collection of his writings and speeches, former Haitian politician Jean-Bertrand Aristide demonstrates L'Ouverture's profound contribution to the struggle for equality.5/5(1).   Toussaint Louverture, Louverture also spelled L’Ouverture, original name (until c. ) François Dominique Toussaint, (born c. , Bréda, near Cap-Français, Saint-Domingue [Haiti]—died April 7, , Fort-de-Joux, France), leader of the Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution (–99). He emancipated the slaves. toussaint louverture Download toussaint louverture or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get toussaint louverture book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. See also the Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, The Negro Patriot of Hayti [ edition] and its summary. Works Consulted: Bell, Madison Smartt, Toussaint Louverture, New York: Pantheon Books, ; Ruston, Alan, "Beard, John Relly," The Dictionary of National Biography, London: Oxford University Press, Zachary Hutchins.

Toussaint Louverture, François Dominique François Dominique Toussaint Louverture (fräNswä´ dômēnēk´ tōōsăN´ lōōvĕrtür´), c–, Haitian patriot and martyr. A self-educated slave freed shortly before the uprising in , he joined the black rebellion to liberate the slaves and became its organizational genius. Toussaint Louverture and the American Civil War examines the significance of these competing narratives in American society on the eve of and during the Civil War. Clavin argues that, at the height of the longstanding conflict between North and South, Louverture and the Haitian Revolution were resonant, polarizing symbols, which antislavery and. Author: Toussaint Louverture; Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA ISBN: Category: Biography & Autobiography Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Here is an annotated, scholarly, multilingual edition of the only lengthy text personally written by Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture: the memoirs he wrote shortly before his death in the French prison of Fort de Joux. Title page of book about Toussaint Louverture by J. R. Beard. 'This autobiographical text by Toussaint Louverture - written at the beginning of his imprisonment at Fort de Joux in France, - was first published by by M. Saint-Remy, a man of mixed ancestry, in Mémoires de la Vie de Toussaint L'Ouverture, Paris, (p. 83).